The abuse was so graphic that NBI agents who saw it admitted crying, calling it the worst video ever in all their years of going after child predators.
Phivolcs has been distributing high-resolution maps depicting the areas that could be affected, but many agree Metro Manila is not prepared to deal with a disaster of such magnitude.
People must realize the importance not only of preparedness, but also of coordinated efforts between agencies in conducting humanitarian and disaster relief efforts.
Philippians 4:8 tells us, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” There are many Scriptures which indicate that sex outside of marriage is a sin (Acts ; Romans ; 1 Corinthians 5:1; ,18; 7:2; 10:8; 2 Corinthians ; Galatians ; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Jude 7).
Jesus Himself taught us that to desire something that is sinful is also sinful: “You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew -28).
The “house of porn” was the base of operations for a web-streaming service that live-streamed sexual abuse involving two boys aged five and 11, and a two-year-old girl – and this “online service” was being operated by a 74-year-old woman and her granddaughters.
The FBI, along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, has been intensifying the crackdown against child abusers, expanding efforts on an international scale through Operation Cross Country where they partner with law enforcement agencies in Canada, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines and other countries where cybersex trafficking has been proliferating.
When the sex offender got wind that an investigation was being conducted, he contacted the victim’s mother with instructions to delete images of himself and not to talk to US law enforcement authorities who flew to the Philippines as part of their investigation.
The victim and her mother subsequently traveled to the US to testify against the sex fiend – resulting in the successful prosecution of the offender.
The HSI lauded the DOJ and its Office of Cybercrime for intensifying efforts to combat child pornography, expressing gratitude for their cooperation and saying that collective efforts can bring to justice pedophiles preying on children.
In October last year, the FBI, the NBI and the Philippine National Police conducted a joint operation to go after a residence in Taguig that was being used as a cybersex hub, producing child porn for online sex chats and shows.
The cybersex industry has become a billion-dollar business and it has been booming in the Philippines.